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Curtis Kids: Family Resources Handbook – Arts


Five Rivers Arts Alliance
108 Maine Street
Brunswick 04011
Family Arts Festival held annually Brunswick Town Mall in September. Second Friday Art Walk occurs in Brunswick and Topsham (Third Friday in Bath). Arts Downtown and All Around held over a weekend in December.

Smudge Art Studio for Kids
541 US Rt.1
Suite 24
Freeport 04032
Smudge provides a unique approach to art making for children ages 2-9. Our open hours, birthday parties, and special events focus on the creative process while using a variety of media. Smudge aims to maintain a fun, supportive and instructional environment that will allow children to develop their artistic skills. Summer camp sessions for ages 2 – 12 are offered as well.

7 Lincoln Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Spindleworks is a non profit art center for adults with disabilities and a program of the Independence Association of Brunswick Maine, whose mission is to help children and adults with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives in their chosen community.


Coastal Youth Orchestra
P.O.Box 737
Brunswick 04011
The Coastal Youth Orchestra provides an opportunity for string players as well as wind and brass students in the mid-coast region to experience the thrill and challenge of ensemble performance. It is open by audition to string students ages 7 – high school and advanced wind, brass and percussion students. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays at Mt. Ararat High School.

Portland Symphony Orchestra
477 Congress St.
Portland 04101
773-6128 ext.308
Explore the different families of orchestral instruments while introducing children (ages 3 – 7) to live symphonic music through fun and interactive programs with PSO musicians. The concerts are 35-40 minutes in length and take place at various locations around the state. For the Brunswick area the Kinderkonzerts are located at the Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School on 116 Maquoit Road.

Portland Symphony Orchestra
477 Congress St.
Portland 04101
773-6128 ext.308
Students (ages 8 – 12) hear the full PSO playing richly diverse styles of music, while learning about the elements of orchestra music and instruments. Held at Merrill Auditorium at the Portland City Hall, these concerts are approximately 50 minutes in length.

Maine Youth Orchestra
286 West Elm Street
PO Box 40
Yarmouth 04096
Formerly Brunswick Regional Youth Orchestra, this non-profit organization gives young musicians the unique experience of performing with a full orchestra. Auditions are typically held each fall and spring. Alternative contact number is 846-5535.

Josephine Cameron Songwriting for Kids
PO Box 301
Brunswick 04011
Josephine Cameron offers summer workshops at Bowdoin College: Songwriting for Kids, Fiction Writing for Kids, and Poetry Writing for Kids. She also offers school and community presentations throughout the year, as well as a limited number of private lessons.

Music Together
72 Front Street
Bath 04530
Music Together is a music and movement classes for infants, toddlers and preschooler with their parents and caregivers. Classes take place on Tuesday and Friday mornings in Brunswick and on Wednesday morning in Bath. Activities include fingerplays, scarf dances, singing games and instuments jams. These 45 minute, family classes, take place weekly, with a trained teacher.

Earth Jams
25 Federal St.
Brunswick 04011
Matt Looisgian offers a variety of musical programs for children and families, including Songbook Sing-Alongs, Muscial Birthdays, in-home Music Groups, and Music Together.

Happy Day Music
4 South St.
Brunswick 04011
Happy Day Music is primarily an Early Childhood Music and Movement Program held at your child’s daycare or preschool for children ages 2 and up. Classes are also offered to families in the community from time to time.


The Ballet School
799 Middlesex Rd.
Topsham 04086
Ballet classes offered for children ages 3 – 12 as well as teens and adults. Modern Dance and Contemporary Pointe classes are also offered. Also home of Coastal Maine Youth Ballet and Sessenoe Contemporary Ballet Emsemble.

Children’s Music of Bath
72 Front St.
Bath 04530
61 contact: Tami Palmiter
Yoga and Dance offered for adults. Family Contra Dancing and Rental Opportunites also provided. Music Together Classes given for parents and caregivers with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Preschool Playgroup Drop-off class for 3-6 year-olds offered. Plus, music lessons on penny whistle, guitar, harp, piano, fiddle.

Portland Ballet
517 Forest Ave.
Suite 2
Portland 04101
66 contact: Eugenia L. O’Brien
Pre-ballet classes for children 4 1/2 – 7 offering a foundation of ballet in an atmosphere of fun and purpose; classical ballet classes train both recreational and professional dancers from 7 years to adult.

Ron Trell Studio of Dance
212 Maine St.
Brunswick 04011
Tap and ballet classes for children 4 years and up. Character and musical comedy classes for students 13 years and up.


Center for the Arts at the Chocolate Church
804 Washington St.
Bath 04530
One of the largest and most active arts organizations in the state; advances and presents the performing and visual arts through classical, jazz, and popular music concerts, dance and theatrical performances, children’s events, and gallery exhibits.

Maine State Music Theater
Pickard Theater
Bowdoin College
Brunswick 04011
Summer musical productions performed (box office 725-8769) with opportunities for local children and adults to audition.

The Young People’s Theater
The Theater Project
14 School Street
Brunswick 04011
contact: Al Miller, Director
The Young People’s Theater is a long-standing program for elementary though middle school actors, including classes and productions by young actors.

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